July Ski News

What a contrast of weather we have had in June. Winds have been from all directions with speeds ranging from virtually zero to gale force! The ‘heatwave’ was a welcome change and for almost a week we could have been in the Mediterranean! The drop in temperature came rather abruptly and the recent days of rain have brought us back to reality.

As for skiing, the conditions have changed with the winds. Timing it right there has been some lovely calm water but too often the strong north-west or south-east winds have made it far too rough. Although weekdays are still quiet out on the water, there are more boats around now at the weekends and the moorings are gradually filling up.

Having introduced many RSWSC members’ children to skiing over past years, we hope that children without access to a ski boat, are now successfully using the Camel Ski School to learn and improve their skills. Remember to mention being members of RSWSC when booking sessions.  At the Club we have found some unclaimed booklets containing certificates issued after our Cutting Edge sessions. It has been quite a while now but if anyone would like their booklet please e mail the office and it will be made available for you to collect from the bar. (names are at the end of this newsletter) Unfortunately we can’t keep any not claimed by the end of this season.

For those interested, Richard Mattos will be running and taking part in the the Andy Maple Pro Am Competition 14th to 16th July . https://www.andymapplepro-am.com/ at JB Ski ,Thorpe .  Fellow committee member Peter Bowden will also be taking part in an Am team, and there will be a webcast of the pro finals. This is where the difference between competition and recreation skiing becomes quite evident! We wish them luck.

THE SKI COMMITTEE